Conference Presentations

Introduction

AASHE’s database of conference presentations includes thousands of abstracts and presentation materials from AASHE’s annual Conference & Expo as well as presentation materials from other sustainability in higher education conferences.

At a Glance

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Organizations
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Countries
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U.S. States & Territories
8
Canadian Provinces

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The Road to Gold: Sustainability Success Really is Written in the STARS

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

STARS, or Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System, is a self-reporting system which scores itself on various categories, including academics, engagement, operations, planning & administration, and innovation & leadership. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Service Learning Catalyst

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a non-profit network that creates solutions to local and global sustainability challenges through service learning projects. Current and past projects have centered around ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Most Likely to Succeed: Tips for Students when Developing Sustainability Initiative Proposals

  • Trinity University (TX)

The presentation offers 8 tips for constructing comprehensive plans to build a foundation for success, the key elements of a proposal, and campus stakeholders to consider when developing a proposal.

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Network Analysis of Goal 14 Within the PD4SDG Database

  • Tarleton State University (TX)

Research is being done to analyze how networks promote regime formation. The goal of the project is to understand if an increase in cooperation will lead to sustainable development transforming ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Reduce Peak Demand and Increase Grid Stability with On-Site Energy Storage

  • Austin Community College (TX)

SHINES, or Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar, is a three-year project focused on making solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy sources. The goals of this project ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Making the World Safe for Pollinators, One Campus at a Time

  • Abilene Christian University (TX)

Bee City USA is an organization that is dedicated to protecting declining pollinator populations. These organisms are keystone species in the environment and one third of human food production depends ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Transitioning to Renewables

  • Dallas County Community College District System Office (TX)

Each year, a transition to all-renewable sources of energy seems more feasible for colleges and universities. The Texas Higher Education Renewable Energy Consortium is a coalition of colleges committed to ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Healthy Communities

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

Student activists at North Lake College researched tobacco usage on campus and how it affected students and faculty. Through activism the students were able to have their district pass a ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Dollars are Flying Out of Your Green Fund! Does that Equal Success?

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Aggie Green Fund was established at Texas A&M University in 2011 and remains a resource for students to lead green initiatives. Areas of success and improvement in the utilization ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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UT Austin Green Labs and Green Offices

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Green Offices and Green Labs initiative at University of Texas at Austin aims to transform campus workspaces into more eco-friendly environments. Improvements include reducing overall waste, implementation of collection ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Four Steps for Leading Impactful Environmental Change On-Campus

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Campus Environmental Center at University of Texas at Austin explains their strategy for encouraging student-led activism. They describe their steps as: build a motivated community, create a strategic plan ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Aggie Eco-Reps: Engaging students in sustainability initiatives

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Aggie Eco-Reps at Texas A&M University began as a recycling initiative in 2010; today the program has grown to 80 members. The goal of the Aggie Eco-Reps is to ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Energy and Climate Planning at Rice University

  • Rice University (TX)

Rice University completed the Rice Integrated Climate and Energy Master Plan (RICEMaP) in 2013. Since that time, the world has arguably entered into a period of significant transition with respect ...

  • Posted Nov. 8, 2018
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How a College Student Turned His Campus Sustainability Program Into a Fortune 500 Company

  • Lucid (CA)

As a student at Oberlin, Vladi Shunturov gained his passion in buildings and was determined to find a way to make the built environment more sustainable and efficient. Vladi and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Shaping Perceptions: Creative Explorations of Personal & Community Resiliency Through Art & Movement

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Life is stressful, and perception can hamper our ability to tackle our seemingly endless to-do lists. This workshop aims to equip participants with mechanisms to increase tolerance and productivity and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Everett Community College Sustainability Volunteer Program Gets People Working

  • Everett Community College (WA)

Video proposal (20 minutes/10 Minute Q&A) Since 2009, The Everett Community College Sustainability Department has teamed with several local agencies to fund a paid 'volunteer' program on campus. Volunteers ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Benefits of Incorporating Well-Being and Diversity Into Sustainability Master Planning

  • Verdis Group (NE)

Black Hills State University (BHSU) located in Spearfish, SD recently contracted with Verdis Group to complete a Sustainability Master Plan with goals set for 2030. Along with including robust environmental ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Stretching Your Sustainability Leadership Career: Future Business/Facilities Officer

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)

Many sustainability directors possess the requisite skills to position themselves for future leadership at a campus. Additionally, that stretch in their career path to more senior leadership positions could significantly ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustaining our Communities Through Care and Action

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Sustainability is becoming more expansive; ideas about social and economic justice and human health are becoming integrated into the environmental field. But is this holistic ideal replicated in the way ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A Primer on Living Wage Policies and Just Employment

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

This session provides an introduction to living wage policies and just employment principles, applicable not only in higher education, but in any form of organization. Intended for attendees seeking an ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Stay Rad Post Grad: Finding Your Path After College

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

Are you graduating? Are you panicking? Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do, but it's just a matter of making it happen. Join the PLAN staff ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Well-Being for All, Sustainably at Dawson College

  • Dawson College (QC)

Institutes of higher education may be populated with many people, but they can be lonely places for staff and students alike. Stress is also prevalent in our schools. An ever-increasing ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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This Justice In: Updated Results From the Living Wage Policy Study

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

This session will provide the most recent results from the Living Wage Policy Study, a five-year multi-phase research project exploring the prevalence and nature and living wage policies in American ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Innovation: Creating a new Minor in Somatic Sustainability at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Awakening somatic intelligence and understanding sustainable body practices are important aspects of an enlarged conversation of sustainability. As a part of that dialogue, we have created a new minor in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Secrets to Success for Your Career and Your Campus in Sustainability

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Do you want tips to create a great career in sustainability? Do you also want to create more positive impacts on campus and beyond? Do you want to be a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Resilience and Renewal - A Retreat Model: Preparing Ourselves for a Lifetime of Global Change

  • Central College (IA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability students in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges, and reflecting on our resilience can help us sustain ourselves. Central College ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Adaptation and Resilience in Sustaining Ourselves - A Micro-Retreat

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability professionals across Minnesota in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Redefining Sustainable Campuses and Development Through the Lens of Health and Wellness

  • Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (MA)

Our understanding of how the built environment impacts health and wellness has increased significantly in recent years; however, the human and social elements of sustainability are frequently given less attention ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability and the Global Nitrogen Cycle: Water Quality Issues.

  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

Dr. Zeman has been researching and educating about both the acute and chronic health effects of nitrate in drinking water for 20 years. This talk will look at issues covered ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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From Root to STEM: Growing Water Use Awareness Through Visualization

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The STEM N' Sustainability program offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is designed to give women knowledge, resources and opportunities to pursue STEM-related careers in fields ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Harvesting Hope for the Future Through Green Infrastructure

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Tucson is situated in one of the most arid regions of the world. Consequently, conserving water for the use of both people and the environment is of utmost importance. Doing ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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On-Campus Water Reclamation: A Tale of Two Cities

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Sustainable Water, LLC (VA)

Think globally. Act locally. Water is a critical issue in many parts of the world. See how Emory University and Arizona State University have turned to on-campus water reclamation as ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Addressing the Global Water Crisis: One Toilet at a Time

  • Niagara Conservation (TX)

Water scarcity is one of the most pressing issues in sustainability today. How can we address the global water crisis? Emily Schmidt from Niagara will explore the large scale impacts ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban, Rural, and On-Campus Solutions (UROC): Living Campus Accelerator Toolkit

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Arizona State University has committed to becoming carbon neutral for campus buildings by 2025. University Sustainability Practices (USP) is working tirelessly to help fulfill this vision. USP and partner universities ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Saving Water in University Library

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

Being an urban campus the preservation of resources such as water are becoming more and more crucial. This project is a move in that direction, as well as that it ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A Comparison of four Campuses Water Usage: A look at contrasting water profiles in the Southwest.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

We will introduce you to four campuses of varying sizes, disciplines, histories - all located in the Southwest and part of one University. Each campus has its own water profile 'personality ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Trash Talking: South Dakota State University's Effort to Increase Campus' Recycling Rate

  • South Dakota State University (SD)

Like most universities, it is not unusual to find trash and recycling in the wrong bin at South Dakota State University. Sparked by SDSU's STARS 2016 report, the campus ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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CURC Campus Recycling Workshop

  • Busch Systems (ON)

Join recycling and sustainability colleagues from campuses across the US and Canada for the annual CURC Campus Recycling Workshop. This year's workshop will take place alongside other AASHE pre-conference ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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7+ Ways Institutions of Higher Education are Generating Revenue while Diverting Waste from Landfills

  • AssetWorks (PA)

From coast-to-coast, institutions of higher education are engaging in creative ways to divert waste from landfills while generating revenue for their colleges and universities. With the increasing pressure for institutions ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Gameday Waste Minimization

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Rochester (NY)

The University of Arizona will share the success story of their student-run program working to ingrain zero waste practices within athletic events. This workshop will describe the trials and tribulations ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Successes in Assessing and Reducing Food Waste Through Behavior Change

  • Skidmore College (NY)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Skidmore College, a small private liberal arts college, and UT Austin, a large public university, will share their experiences successfully assessing and minimizing food waste through behavioral changes in on-campus ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Move Out Solutions With William & Mary's DormMania and the Post-Landfill Action Network

  • College of William & Mary (VA)
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

Join the Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN) and William & Mary in a discussion about reducing waste during campus move-out! Students throw away tons of usable items every year during ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Evolution of Campus Composting Programs

  • Georgia College & State University (GA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Ramboll (NY)

This session will be lead by a team of presenters offering perspectives and experiences from different angels of compost program implementation. Presenters will share achievements, setbacks, and lessons learned on ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Do Dorm Move-Out Waste Reduction Programs Really Reduce Carbon Emissions?

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

A team of engineering researchers at the University of Arizona, led by Dr. Paul Blowers and undergraduate student Nick Deak, measured the carbon footprint associated with materials collected during a ...

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Measuring Success - Auditing the Zero Waste Process

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)

At the Medical University of South Carolina we, like many campuses, are constantly improving our waste system in an effort to strive for 'Zero Waste'. During the 2016 RecycleMania competition ...

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Stadium Clean-up: Invest in & Engage Student Organizations, Promote Sustainability, Reduce Costs

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Diddle/Smith Recycling Program engages student organizations to clean the arena/stadium after football and basketball games, as well as other special events. In exchange for cleaning, volunteers receive ...

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Integrated Plastics Recycling and Research Facility at UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Zero Waste Research Center at UC Berkeley is working to create the first Plastics Recycling Facility at UC Berkeley. This facility, located at the Global Bay Campus in Richmond ...

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Building an Open Source Food Recovery Website: Pairing University Dining Halls With Shelters

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

About one-third of food is wasted globally each year (Smith). Further, 30-40% of all food in the U.S. goes uneaten each year, resulting in 133 billion pounds of waste ...

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College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) Membership Meeting

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Members and non-members alike are invited to join this annual CURC membership meeting. Board members will provide organizational updates, discuss current projects, and share opportunities to get involved. The meeting ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Rebel Rot: An Engineering Capstone Project to Convert a Dumpster into an In-Vessel Composter

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

Building off a past AASHE presentation (2017) by Dr. Brian Barnes from the University of Louisville, the University of Nevada Las Vegas Sustainability Coordinator partnered with the College of Engineering ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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